Mario Cipollini threatened with two and a half year prison sentence in domestic violence case

Case involving the ex-sprinter's former wife and then brother in law nears its conclusion

Mario Cipollini
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The public prosecutor of Lucca, Letizia Cai, has called for a two and a half year prison sentence for ex-world champion, Mario Cipollini, arguing that the former cyclist is guilty of “stalking his ex-wife, violence and threats to his ex-wife’s partner.” 

The court case first began in March 2019 when the initial allegations of abuse against his ex-wife were made. 

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Tom Thewlis

Tom has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2022 and his news stories, rider interviews and features appear both online and in the magazine. 

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